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This Months Chamber “Hot Topic’s” Breakfast Reveals New Executive Director, VFW Expansion & SBA Info

By the Alpine Chamber of Commerce – October 2018

This month’s meeting of the Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce , known as the “Hot Topics Breakfast,” provided interesting information about:

— The Small Business Administration which also helps home-based businesses. (There are many of them in East San Diego County.)

—-The Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber has a new executive director.

—-The Alpine VFW Post is going to double in size over the next two years

Small businesses in Alpine and the Mountain Empire can often find help through the U.S. Small Business Administration. That was the message on Oct. 9 at the monthly “Hot Topics Breakfast ‘“meeting of the Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce. “Start. Grow. Expand. Recover,” Jamye Pritchett Solorzano, economic development specialist administrative officer for the San Diego office, told Chamber members and guests at the Descanso Junction Restaurant in Descanso.  “That’s our motto.”

Every year, Solorzano said, the SBA provides billions of dollars to help businesses get started, grow, expand or recover from disasters. “Small business also includes working at home,” said Pritchett, who lives in Alpine and was raised in the area.   “We want to deliver quality service for East San Diego County.”

The SBA offers free or low-cost counseling and training to help businesses thrive and become government contractors. It also works with community development organizations and approved lenders to offer microloans and SBA-guaranteed loans.

In other business at the restaurant at 8306 Highway 79, Chamber Vice Chair Bob Ring announced that Alex Ward will be the new Chamber executive director. Ward starts on Monday, Oct. 15, said Ring, Alpine Barons Market manager. Ward is familiar with Alpine, the Mountain Empire and marketing. Most recently he has been director of operations for the Gaslamp Quarter Association in downtown San Diego.

The association creates major marketing programs for the thriving Gaslamp’s shopping, entertainment and dining district. “Alex, I think, is going to take it (Chamber) to a whole new level,” Ring said.

During self-introductions, Carl Silva, Quartermaster of VFW Bert Fuller Post 9578 in Alpine told the group that over the past five years the Post at 844 Tavern Road has grown and become a meeting place for the public as well as a popular venue for gatherings and events. “The post has voted to double in size over the next two years,” Silva announced.   It will be a very difficult project, he said, because —- among other things — the post is on top of a hill.

The Chamber will hold its annual Installation Dinner for its board members and Ambassadors at the VFW Post at 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29.  The $40 cost per person includes appetizers, dinner and a spectacular sunset view.

To learn more about the Small Business Administration, visit www.SBA.gov.

Alpine Chamber of commerce Logo Alpine Ca 91901Jo Moreland, Communications
Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce
1620 Alpine Blvd., Ste. 208
Alpine, CA 91901
(619) 445-2722
Jom@AlpineChamber.com

www.alpinechamber.com

Free Seminar “Preparing for Retirement” By Edward Jones Investments in Alpine – October 30, 2018

You are invited to a worthwhile seminar, “Preparing for Retirement” from Doug Williams at Edward Jones Investments in Alpine. Preparing for Retirement with John Leonard, Vice President, Client Advisor, JP Morgan. On Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 1pm to 2pm at the Alpine VFW Post #9578. Refreshments and light snacks will be served. To reserve space for yourself and a guest at this educational event, please call Kristi at (619) 445-1500 or send an email to kristi.scherbaum@edwardjones.com no later than Thursday, October 25. Hosted by Doug Williams

At Edward Jones, understanding your goals and partnering with you to achieve them is the best part of what we do. Financial education is an important part of that partnership. That’s why we’re excited to invite you to our upcoming event, where you’ll learn about strategies to help you achieve your financial goals.

Ghostly Giveaways & Witches Brew at Vita Luna Boutique’s “SPOOK & SHOP” – October 25, 2018

VITA’S Witches are brewing up a night of spirits, spooky SPECIALS & ghoulish GIVEAWAYS you won’t want to miss! MARK YOUR CALENDARS & grab your boos for some fashion hocus pocus at Vita Luna Boutique in Alpine on Thursday October 25, 2018 from 4pm to 8pm! Come for the Boo’s, stay for the booze! No tricks Just TREATS! Vita Luna – 1347 Tavern Rd. #B5. 619-445-5756

FREE SAMPLES of Innovative Products for Your Home at the Ace Hardware FIX-IT FEST – October 20, 2018

Join us at Alpine Ace Hardware on Saturday October 20, 2018 from 11am to 2pm for our Neighborhood Fix-It-Fest! We will have free samples of innovative products such as E-cloth and Flex Tape and Hero. Ace Hardware in Alpine is located in the Alpine Creek Town Center at 1347 Tavern Rd. Suite C, Alpine, CA 91901. We are open from 7am to 7pm! Give us a call at (619) 445-8100.

 

Holistic & Healing Spa Party and New Service Menu Unveiling at Native Dreams Day Spa – October 11, 2018

Holistic & Healing Spa Party and New Service Menu Unveiling at Native Dreams Day Spa on October 11, 2018 From 4PM-7PM

We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for 6 years of patronage.  Please join us for an exclusive premier of our new service menu. Come enjoy appetizers, champagne, raffles and service demos.

YOU Could WIN: *90 Minute Massage *90 Minute Facial *Specialty Pedicure & Manicure *GRAND PRIZE: Exclusive Spa Package of over SIX HOURS of pampering!

Register HERE, it’s quick and easy. Or text Tangerine at 619.722.1268 if you have any trouble with the weblink. Have a wonderful day!

Hosted by Native Dreams Day Spa & Waconda Retreat Spa – 5001 Willows Road Suite 201 Alpine, CA 91901.

Check out our Facebook page or visit our website at nativedreamsalonspa.com

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Re-Planting Alpine Boulevard: Town Hall Meeting OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – October 10, 2018

BCLT (The Back Country Land trust) and the Alpine Chamber of Commerce are leading an effort to re-plant Alpine Boulevard with native plants! Two town hall meetings have been scheduled for October 10th – afternoon and evening – so everyone has a chance to attend. We’ll be meeting at the Alpine Library from 12:30 to 1:30pm and from 6-7pm. Business owners interested in signing up for this program and volunteers wanting to participate in re-landscaping our main street are encouraged to attend. Alpine Library is located at 1752 Alpine Blvd, Alpine, CA 91901. For more information call (619) 445-4221 or email Jon Green (BCLT)

 

Vintage Market Festival at Alpine Garden & Gifts – October 14, 2018

VINTAGE MARKET FESTIVAL at Alpine Garden & Gifts on Sunday October 14, 2018 from 9am-3pm. Come to the Gardens for some FUN for the WHOLE FAMILY! We have OVER 20 UNIQUE VENDORS UNDER ONE ROOF!  ANTIQUES – ARTISANS – JEWELRY- RE-PURPOSED FINDS – FUN YARD ART –  FLEA MARKET FINDS AND SO MUCH MORE! Come experience this quaint little nursery that is SO MUCH MORE than a Nursery, under the shady oaks of Alpine!   SHOP – RELAX – EXPLORE!

*Vendors inquire below. ALPINE GARDEN AND GIFTS is located at 2442 Alpine Blvd., Alpine, Ca. 91901 619-452-3535.

We are open Tuesday thru Saturday from 9am-5pm and on Sunday from 9am-3pm. Owners, Kathy & Mario Matranga –  Alpinegardenandgifts@gmail.com  Visit our website at www.alpinegardenandgifts.com

Pine Valley House & Resort JOB FAIR for All Positions – October 16 & 17, 2018

PINE VALLEY HOUSE RESORT (Previously Calvin’s) JOB FAIR – Open Call at 28841 Old Highway 80, Pine Valley, CA 91962 on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 8am to 4pm and Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 11am to 7pm. We are hiring for ALL positions – all kitchen, food & bar service & support, espresso bar/barista, housekeeping, security, groundskeepers and more… This is an OPEN CALL – so come anytime during the posted hours. Please be prepared to provide dates and information about your work history and to have an immediate interview. Bring a resume if you have one (optional). Please do NOT contact us for an appointment or to meet prior to the job fair. Online applications may be available AFTER the job fair if positions are still available. THANK YOU!

 

FREE Haircut with Any Color Service at Alpine Supercuts

FREE Haircut when booked with any Color Service Valued at $45 & up on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday Only at Supercuts in Alpine! We are located at 2963 Alpine Blvd., Suite #107 (in the Albertsons Center) Alpine, Ca. 91901 (619) 722-1639

“Gathered” – A Native Made Marketplace GRAND OPENING at Viejas Outlets – October 6, 2018

Saturday October 6, 2018 from 10am to 8pm… Please join us in support of the grand opening of “Gathered – A Native Made Marketplace!” This is a great new shop in the Viejas Outlets! We are centrally located near Nike and across from the Kettle cornThere are many featured artists & their handmade goods!!  Pass the word, Share! Share! Thank you!! Visit our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Gathered-A-Native-Made-Marketplace-302954417164225/

Viejas Outlets are located at 5003 Willows Rd, Alpine, CA 91901. For more info call (619) 722-1020.